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Gregoria Romero brings this retablo to Saint Pancras in gratitude for her friend Frida is very happy with a parrot she brought her from Chiapas. The thing she likes the most about the bird that it’s very insolent, just like Diego.

Mexico, 1949

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I dedicate the present retablo to Our Lady of Guadalupe for Frida Kahlo’s great talent. Her paintings made her one of the most important Mexican artists of the 20th century.

Mexico City

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Fidelia Tecanguey had a dream in which the painter Frida inspired her to paint. She started painted since then. She entrusted herself to Saint Pancras whom she brings the present retablo thanking him for she even sold some painting.

Puebla, 1947

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I admire the paintings of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. I thank Saint Rita with this exvoto because when I travelled to Mexico I visited the Modern Art museum to contemplate one of my favorite works—her self-portrait called “The Two Fridas”.

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Suffering Frida, you don’t suffer anymore. I beg you, Divine Baby Jesus, make her rest in peace so she would stop appearing in her studio.

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A seamstress Domitila Betansos brings this retablo to the Virgin of the Solitude giving her thanks because she met the painter Frida who gave her a great present—a sewing machine that she lacked so much.

Puebla, 1939

Silvino Rivera thanks Saint Pancras with this retablo because his friends Diego and Frida don’t forget about him and visit him in his pulqueria-bar, and he finds them very glad.

Puebla, 1945

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Gaudensia Sanchez brings this retablo to the Holy Child of Atocha thanking him because her mistress, the painter Frida, gave her her device to play her favorite music which she desired so much.

Mexico, 1942

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Frida’s ghost keeps appearing in her workshop. It go on painting and partying. Virgin of Guadalupe, let her rest in peace. The dead into the pits, the living to enjoy.

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Maria Concepcion Andrade, devoted to the Virgin of San Juan, brings this retablo with great devotion asking for the recovery of the painter Frida. She thanks for that in advance.

Mexico, 1945

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The grandfather climbed a tree out of stubbornness but he fell, got a terrible blow and broke his hips. He was very sad he couldn’t walk. We thank Saint James because Frida the painter elevated his spirit when she visited us.

Maria Ruis
Puebla, 1943

I give thanks to Saint Pancras with this retablo for meeting the painter Frida because she helped me to get free from my abusive pimp.

Cayetana Jimenes
Puebla, 1947

The manager of the hotel “Arronte” in Puebla brings this retablo to the Holy Child of Atocha thanking him for meeting the painter Frida in person.

1939

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